Ok, I know they sold tons of albums, played tons of sold out arenas all over the world but were they really overrated? Musicianship wise, no one in that band stood out. The drummer was horrible. Ever heard his solo on the kiss alive album? My friends kid would smoke him in a second and he's only 14. Guitar wise, same goes. Nothing special, very basic and boring. The songs were juvenile but catchy. What kiss was, they were marketing genious's. They had a great gimmick that at that time was never seen except for Alice Cooper who marylyn Manson copied. I can totally respect their fame. They knew that a few catchy songs, a great gimmick would make them famous and it did. My only beef with kiss is that they sometimes get categorized as a metal band. They are not a metal band. They are a pop rock band who wear devil space suites. Just goes to show that you don't need to be a great musician to make it big in the music business. Thoughts ?